So what's up with the new Nightmare on Elm Street?

So what's up with the new Nightmare on Elm Street?

Anonymous's picture

Is Robert Enguland still playing Freddy?  Wasn't Wes Craven's New Nightmare a remake of the first few movies?  Who's directing this new one?

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kaveman1969's picture

Jackie Earle Hayley plays the role of Freddy in this one. From what I've seen in various trailers and clips online, he does a good job. He's not playing the wisecracking Freddy that Robert Englund did in the later versions of the original series.

He speaks like a burn victim, because he is. This take will supposedly give more insight into Freddy's background and why the parents did what they did to him.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare was basically a take on Freddy actually coming to life to the director and actors in the Nightmare on Elm Street films. It was a good idea, and a good movie, I thought. It was cool how Heather Lagencamp and Robert Englund as well as Wes Craven were in the film as themselves, and Freddy had actually come to life and was messing with them now.

The director of the new Nightmare film is Samuel Bayer. Apparently he's done mostly music video and documentary direction, so it will be interesting to see how this turns out.

I'll definitely be seeing it. Probably as a rental instead of the theater, but I will watch it.

Other than the added info on why Freddy is what he is and how it happened, as far as I know it's basically the same as the original with updated graphics and cast. That's about all I know about it.

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spookyboo's picture

Thanks for the breakdown.  My slow compu is not great for watching trailers.  But thank you so much for the input!

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Grimmz86's picture

"Other than the added info on why Freddy is what he is and how it happened, as far as I know it's basically the same as the original with updated graphics and cast. That's about all I know about it."

 

wrong.

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Jessieblood's picture

i am going to see this movie to night, i am hoping for a new freddy. i don't want another robert england. I loved robert england, he is a good actor. zombie strippers and jack black mosnter hunter, was good. we have a remake so i want a new freddy to see on the big screen. will it be good or bad is the question.

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HELLFIGHTER's picture

Fuck it. I LIKE the new FREDDY.  Other than that, SOS.HELLFIGHTERS SMILEY

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kaveman1969's picture

"wrong"

 

I believe I stated in my post that I hadn't seen the movie, only going on what I've read about it.

 

Since your reply lacked any information at all about the film, and apparently you know everything about it, maybe you could have filled us in with a little more than a one word post?

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